…And Still Growing!

The PERSI (Periodical Source Index) now contains 2,300,000 entries to assist you in your research! The project, which began in 1986, was planned to culminate in a 16-volume retrospective set plus current volumes published annually, but the planned size was much too small to accomplish the goals of the developers. The retrospective set was published, and annual volumes issued until 1997 (actually 1996 and 1997 were two volumes each), after which it became available only in electronic format, first as CDs, and now, online via Heritage Quest Online or Ancestry. Early volumes contained about 30,000 entries, so if it was still available in book form, it would require 106 volumes! Electronic searching is much easier. The project currently employs a staff of eight full- and part-time encoders, editors and fulfillment personnel, however the entire Genealogy Center team contributes to its success. And we would like to thank everyone who has encouraged us in this endeavor, all of the compliments, suggestions, corrections, and complaints that keep us striving to provide this unique genealogical research source.

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